4 Fresh Graduate US Non-profit Jobs – Gender and Youth Trainees – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy
Duty Station: 
About US:
Mercy Corps is an
International NGO that exists to alleviate poverty and oppression by helping
people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps has been
fully registered in Uganda as an operational NGO. Currently Mercy Corps has an
office in Kampala and is implementing Food Security programs which comprise of
Water and Sanitation, Livelihood and Agriculture and Conflict Mitigation
Management Program in North and North Eastern Uganda. We implement programs in
the northern districts of Pader, Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Kaabong, Abim and Kotido
with funding from USAID, USDA, Walmart Foundation, SDC, DFID as well as other
private donations.
Job Summary:  The Gender and Youth Trainees will support the
Gender and Youth team in implementing the related activities within the
Karamoja region.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support Research activities as shall occasion throughout the
    implementation circle of the Apolou program
  • Provide direct support to the gender and youth team during training
    activities either as facilitators or co-facilitators as shall be
    determined by the team
  • Use training skills to build capacity of Mercy Corp’s external
    partners under the supervision and with direction from the gender and
    youth team
  • Conduct Mobilization for field activities as and when assigned by
    the gender and youth department
  • Supervise and support enumerators where called upon
  • Perform any other duties as shall be assigned by the respective
Key Result Areas:
  • Activity reports of the research activities conducted
  • Completion of training activities
  • Handover notes to the Gender and youth officers in case of
  • The graduate trainee at the end of the program will acquire
    important communication and advocacy skills hands-on and will have a
    deeper knowledge and understanding of the activities and intern mechanisms
    of an INGO and especially of the Gender Department.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Gender and Youth Trainees
    should be fresh graduates with Degrees or Diplomas in Gender Studies,
    Political Science, Development Studies, Research, Women’s Studies,
    Economics, Sociology or other related field.
  • Previous experience in research, training or a demonstrated passion
    for gender and research is a plus
  • Basic research and analytical skills and the ability to synthesize
    data and notes into a clear and concise database and report.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Basic knowledge of Excel.
  • Managing resources – Organizes and manages information in an optimum
  • Effectively presents data and information in a way amenable to
    sharing with colleagues.
  • Listens well to instructions and feedback, Good interpersonal skills
    – able to work well in a team environment.
  • Ability to work independently and show initiative.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Nga’Karamajong or Pokot
    Language is highly desirable
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong facilitation skills.
  • Ability and willingness to both lead and follow as appropriate.

How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their E-mail applications
including a cover letter clearly stating the salary requirements, updated CV
(with three professional referees), and copies of academic
qualifications/certificates addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy
Corps Uganda to: ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org
Deadline: 30th November 2018
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